AWARDS

  • MVP — Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Rookie of the YearJoel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Defensive Player of the YearDraymond Green, PF, Golden State Warriors
  • Sixth Man of the YearBrandon Knight, PG, Phoenix Suns
  • Coach of the Year — Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics
  • Most Improved PlayerKentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Detroit Pistons

Westbrook is going to set all kinds of records in his first lone wolf season with Oklahoma City. He has the offense all to himself now. Maybe this is what he wanted all along.

Embiid has been waiting over two years for his rookie season. It’s finally here and if the preseason is any indication of what’s to come than “The Process” will be a force to be recokned with.

You can argue that Green should’ve won the DPOY award last season, but Kawhi Leonard was just as deserving. No one defends more shots or as many positions as Green. It’s really a crap shoot between him and Leonard.

Brandon Knight is better suited to come off the bench. He can be instant offense behind Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker.

Coach of the Year is usually given out to a team that has a large win increase from the season prior. Brad Stevens will get the honor in 2016-17 when his Celtics win 50-plus games.

KCP is in a contract year and looking for a big extension. He’s 23-years-old and is yet to have a breakout season. He’s been too inconsistent with his promising jump shot and defense. 2016-17 will be one where he puts it all together.

 

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